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  1. If there were to exist a guide book titled 'The Ultimate Trick To Be The Best Employee', an age-old, unsaid directive to be found sporadically in the book would be to work overtime and therefore 'get noticed' for working long and hard (regardless of how inaccurately that might describe what you do 'after hours' at work). For years, something along the lines has been drilled into our heads that working long hours at work automatically translates into working more, and therefore earns you extra points for that promotion you're eyeing. © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment But guess what? A recent study conducted by a Canadian research company claims that working late will earn you a lot more than a good appraisal and early promotion. It will only escalate your chances of falling prey to hypertension aka high blood pressure. Well, that's quite a hefty price to pay to get into the good books of your manager, won't you say? Reports have shown that hypertension is one of the leading causes of more than 82,000 deaths every year in America alone. Even the findings of the study reiterate the fact that working hours do affect an individual's health. Compared to those who worked less than 35 hours a week, the study found that working 49 or more hours makes the latter bunch susceptible to high blood pressure by 70 per cent! © Excel Entertainment Now, given that you can recall what basic biology lessons taught us, high blood pressure means that a person is more vulnerable to suffer a stroke, get a heart attack or even a heart failure for that matter besides losing their vision, or suffering from a kidney or sexual dysfunction! Now, these surely are matters of great concern and shouldn't be taken lightly. Akshat, who is currently working with an Australian MNC in Gurgaon, has been putting in extra hours at work for a long time, and though he says he hasn't got much to lose, he did have some health concerns on more than a few occasions. © Yash Raj Films Why is it then that we continue to push ourselves, and bring our body to the edge by working long hours? Current trends across the corporate sector shows that performance and results have taken precedence over staying back at work to clock extra hours. Instead of doing any good, nowadays it is often seen as inefficiency to stay back after working hours to finish the job. Since time is of the essence nowadays, it is expected that employees will perform to their full potential within the allotted time, so as to not only save the company's resources but also get things done in time. © Yash Raj Films Even the mindset of team managers has already undergone necessary changes to further this work culture within their teams. Many managers now evaluate their team members' true worth based not only on their extra hours at work, but instead the performance and result they yield in the long run. So, perhaps it's time that we revisit and revise our future strategies to get that promotion and/or appraisal without putting our health (and life) on the line. Because no matter what others tell you, nothing is truer than the fact that 'jaan hai to jahan hai'. View the full article
  2. A right-arm leg spinner known for his well-disguised googly, Danish Kaneria was only the second Hindu and seventh non-Muslim overall to represent Pakistan in international cricket. He played 61 Test matches for Pakistan, and took 261 wickets at an average of 34.79. He also represented the country in 18 ODIs, taking 15 wickets with an average over 45. Such was his excellence with spin bowling that Kaneria still holds the record for most Test wickets by any Pakistani spinner. He is fourth on the list of bowlers with most Test wickets for Pakistan, only behind fast bowlers like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan. He took 15 five-wicket hauls and took ten wickets or more in a match on two different occasions in the longest version of the game. © Reuters But, despite claiming 276 international wickets, more than 1000 first-class caps and ending his career as the highest wicket-taking spinner for Pakistan, Kaneria, sadly, will always be remembered more as the cricketer who was banned for life by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after being found guilty of corruption in the infamous 2009 spot-fixing case. Playing for Essex, during the 2009 Pro40 match against Durham, Kaneria and his teammate Mervyn Westfield were found to have underperformed, instigating an ECB probe which eventually found the duo guilty. As Westfield pleaded guilty in January 2012, the verdict on Kaneria was passed by a disciplinary panel in June, later that year, thus practically ending his career. Since then, Kaneria has been looked down upon as an outcast and left to fend for himself by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Well, Kaneria probably deserved it. After all, there is zero tolerance for malpractices in cricket which probably explains PCB's stance towards him. But, what's hard to fathom are the dual-standards of the PCB. © Reuters Kaneria isn't the first Pakistani cricketer to have indulged in spot-fixing. We all know Mohammad Amir's role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal where he allegedly took a bribe from a bookie to underperform in a Test match between Pakistan and England at Lord's. He was handed a five-year ban due to his juvenile age. But, in 2015, Amir was allowed to make his domestic comeback despite his original ban still in progress. And, a year later, he was back in the national team. Amir is not the only one to be aided by the PCB here. On 30th August 2017, Sharjeel Khan was banned for five years from all forms of cricket after being found guilty on five counts in violation of the PCB's anti-corruption code. Despite his malpractices during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017, Sharjeel was given the minimum punishment of all charges and two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence were suspended. Earlier this month, Sharjeel even went on to deliver a lecture to his Pakistan teammates on the PCB's anti-corruption code as part of his rehabilitation program ahead of their 1st Test against Sri Lanka. Now, he is set to mark his return to domestic cricket and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). © Reuters So, the biggest question that comes to the fore is if PCB can help rehabilitate cricketers like Amir and Sharjeel who were found guilty of corrupt practices, why was Kaneria overlooked? Was it because Kaneria is a Hindu? Well, Shoaib Akhtar's recent revelation surely hints at that. "Captain would raise eyebrows about him eating with us or taking the food from the same table. I told him that you could be the captain but your conduct is despicable. This guy (Kaneria) is chalking up so many wickets to win matches for us and you're treating him like this," Akhtar revealed on a cricket show titled Game on Hai. Hindus even at good position like national cricket team are treated badly in Pakistan then think about the poor ones. Respect for @shoaib100mph for exposing Pakistan's Hindu hatred pic.twitter.com/IPUTngA0yO — Amit Kumar Sindhi ð®ð³ (@AMIT_GUJJU) December 26, 2019 "No one was giving Danish any credit for his exceptional performance. That was totally uncalled for. He won us the Test series against England (in 2005). He snared all the top-order batsmen. I used to get livid when anyone was discriminated (against) on the basis of region or religion. A Hindu born in Pakistan is entitled to represent his country. When that Hindu (Kaneria) won us the Test series against England (in 2005), I chided my teammates for mistreating him," Akhtar added. Following Akhtar's explosive revelations, Kaneria, in a statement, also claimed that over time he has approached many individuals in Pakistan and around the world to resolve his issues, only to receive no help whatsoever, even when the "issues of many (other) cricketers of Pakistan have been resolved". "My life is not in good shape and I approached many individuals in Pakistan and around the world to resolve my issues. Yet, I have not received any help. Issues of many cricketers of Pakistan have been resolved though. I gave everything possible for Pakistan as a cricketer and I am very proud of it. And in the hour of need I am positive that the people of Pakistan will help," Kaneria was quoted as saying by TOI. © Reuters Left with few options at his disposal, Kaneria also delivered a heartfelt plea to Pakistan PM Imran Khan. "I need support from all legendary players of Pakistan including Honourable Prime Minister Imran Khan, cricket administrators of Pakistan and other countries to get me out of the mess. Please come forward and help me out," he added. Kaneria also went on to thank Akhtar, who has been vocal on different issues, for coming forward and revealing his ordeal. "Today, I saw the TV interview of the legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar. I personally thank him for telling the truth to the world. At the same time, I am thankful to all great players who supported me wholeheartedly as a cricketer. Also thankful to media, genuine cricket administrators, and citizens of Pakistan who supported me regardless of my religious affiliation," he said. "There were certain elements in the society who opposed. However, their opposition could not sustain against the people who loved me. I always remained positive in life and ignored such opposition," Kaneria concluded. © Reuters In the modern version of the game, where the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been adamant on curing the gentleman's game of malpractices, spot-fixing and other demons which bring disrepute to the sport clearly have no place here. But, branding a fallen star an outcast and discarding his contributions over the years is not the way forward. And, rather than discriminating on the basis of religious affiliations, the PCB, and probably other cricket boards around the world, need to focus on educating, rehabilitating and charting a roadmap for such tainted cricketers so as to give them a chance to redeem themselves - something Kaneria has been denied over the years. View the full article
  3. Prakash Javadekar is currently serving as the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; so we assume that whatever he says about the environment and climate change will be fact-based, research-based and in short, make sense. Well, turns out, it's not necessarily true. On one hand where Delhi is choking on the polluted air, Prakash Javadekar on the other hand apparently claims that there is no connection between air pollution and a shorter life span. He made this remark in the Parliament where he said that no Indian study has shown that pollution shortens life and criticised the Opposition for allegedly creating a "fear psychosis among people". © Reuters Wait! Does that mean we can take deep breaths outdoors or throw those pollution masks away? Not at all. Before you even think something like that, check out WHO's reaction towards his statement. The World Health Organisation said that the world body wished that air pollution "did not kill people but it unfortunately does". In fact, according to Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director (Public Health), "Independent of which methodology is used or what are the estimates, it is urgent to take action because the levels of air pollution in certain cities in India are very high and this is definitely having an impact on the health of citizens." © BCCL Neira further said, "We urge the Indian government, which has enormous amounts of expertise and competencies, to do its best in tackling the sources of air pollution and reducing toxic pollutants that citizens are exposed to at the moment." Looks like we still have a long way to go before we can throw those masks in some corner of our room. Desi people, as expected could not believe Javadekar's words and took to social media to express their concern and join WHO to virtually facepalm at his statement. What kind of minister is this ? @PrakashJavdekar - you need to read about what medical fraternity has to say on pollution ! @IndiaRebellion / @CPCB_OFFICIAL / @PMOIndia / @narendramodi - we need to act on this crisis with sense of emergency & panic !! https://t.co/SchY3LGwud — Anupama Pande (@AnupamaPande2) December 8, 2019 Wow ð® so we should just embrace pollution now and call it part of “economic growth” ? @PrakashJavdekar - sad to see such mindset !! @CPCB_OFFICIAL - so no action needed now ! Your body can officially cease to exist https://t.co/omaTjw4uEQ — Anupama Pande (@AnupamaPande2) December 7, 2019 Pollution doesn't kill you @PrakashJavdekar . How the hell , all idiot ministers are in one single party, BJP. — Chetan Tayshete (@chetan_tayshete) December 7, 2019 This is our Minister for the Environment. We are so dead. #AirPollution https://t.co/vKV7tGaLLO via @economictimes — Neha Mathur (@Menenners) December 7, 2019 Dear @PrakashJavdekar i want to ask you one thing as u said there is no Indian study has been found that relates pollution to health so on basis of which studies you installed air purifier in pmo and rastrapti bhavan worth of approx 3 million rupees... — Anchal (@anchal2433) December 8, 2019 Sir, pls think before you speak, Pollution is going to above all criteria criteria. @PrakashJavdekar @BJP4India https://t.co/PnFrYVNHgn — Ketan Gondaliya(KK) (@prajapatiketang) December 9, 2019 View the full article
  4. When someone says 'size doesn't matter', everyone thinks of just one thing, one very NSFW thing. But, honestly, it can be applied to almost everything and today, people are talking about the size of the brain. Apparently, Indians have smaller brains, according to a study. Comparatively, we have smaller brains in terms of height, width, and volume. Indians have smaller brains, reveals study The study has revealed that the Indian brain, on an average, is smaller in height, width and volume when compared to Western and other eastern populationshttps://t.co/zVhOsWDYub pic.twitter.com/goZdh1HenF — Times of India (@timesofindia) October 29, 2019 Side note - this is probably the first time I've thought about the height, width, and volume of brains. I don't know if it's a bad thing, even if it is, we all can only say one thing. It's not like we can make our brains bigger. Reacting to this development, Anand Mahindra said what everyone probably thought of after reading the tweet. This is the most appropriate time to deploy the old response: 'Size doesn't matter..' ð https://t.co/9m1lgiYTci — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 31, 2019 Perfect for this, in every way. Everyone appreciated his joke, of course, and some even gave some scientific reasoning that kind of actually makes sense. Thank you for this tweet! — Kratos (@BhartiVive) October 31, 2019 Another good tweet. Exactly. During one of those good old days when I used to watch discovery channel and NatGeo, I learnt that it is the number of folds in the brain: FISSURES AND GYRI that determine ones IQ and is not entirely dependent on dimensions. — sindhana Vee (@sindhanavee) October 31, 2019 Yep, can be said about the NSFW thing as well. More aptly its not what you have but how u use it that makes the difference ð — Rohan Anand Vats (@acsrav) October 31, 2019 I thought of the cringey 'chhota packet, bada dhamaka'. Big Surprises come in small Sizes ð — Fida (@Fida64372315) October 31, 2019 Does this make all of us Einstein? ðð pic.twitter.com/tTzZceAoSt — Prernað®ð³ (@Prerna1720) October 31, 2019 Well, there's no mention of intelligence in the original tweet. Those researchers don't understand that intelligence and brain size are different things @anandmahindra sir. — Sushrut Oza (@sushrut_oza) October 31, 2019 What gift? pic.twitter.com/zk2mKHGl25 — Karthik Subramaniam (@Karthik287) October 31, 2019 I was waiting for someone to mention this. Oh so that's why the adage “MOTI BUDDHi”. — jitendra vashani (@jeet36) October 31, 2019 View the full article
  5. Flying a drone in India has been a pain, thanks to the Drone laws in the country. It's now legal, but there's a lot that you need to do before your drone takes its first flight. This is exactly why we don't have companies like DJI selling drones officially in the country. Well, the only drones you can fly in India that don't need to go through the tedious registration process are the ones that come under 'Nano' category. So DJI just made a drone so small and so light that it doesn't need regulatory approval, even in India. Meet DJI Mavic Mini, a drone that only weighs 249g and fits in the palm of your hands when it's fully collapsed. Despite the small form factor, the DJI Mavic Mini packs pretty much everything that you'd find on a normal DJI drone like the Mavic Pro or DJI Spark. As for the optics, the DJI Mavic Mini sports a camera that can record 2.7K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. You can also capture 12MP photos if that's your thing. DJI also claims that the Mavic Mini can stay up in the air for 30 minutes, which is the longest flight time we've seen for a drone. You also get 4km of max signal range from Mavic Mini, which is also great. © DJI The DJI Mavic Mini has front and bottom-mounted proximity sensors, DJI's entire suite of creative shooting, fly modes and even the return to home safety feature. We haven't had the chance to fly one yet, so we can't exactly talk about the experience, but we think it'll be more or less similar to the current DJI drones that are available in the market. The DJI Mavic Mini will release on November 11 at a starting price of $399. Even though you can fly it in India without any registration, we doubt if it will go officially on sale here. View the full article
  6. Rajkummar Rao has, time and again, proven his mettle through his stellar acting skills and with his dedication in every role he plays. The actor has given us several reasons to praise him through his portrayal of different characters with such excellence. From Trapped to playing the role of an evil genius in Judgementall Hai Kya, Rajkummar has majorly evolved in terms of his career. © Viacom Motion Pictures However, success did not come to him overnight, as it wasn't that easy for the actor to make it big in the industry. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the actor revealed that there were times when he would have only Rs 18 in his account. “It used to be tough times for me. I come from a very humble middle-class background and there was a time in school when I didn't have money and my teachers paid my school fees for two years,” he said. © Balaji Motion Pictures “When I came to the city, we were living in a really small house. I was paying Rs 7000 of my share which I thought was too much. I needed around 15-20000 every month to survive and there were times I would get a notification that I have only 18 rupees left in my account. My friend would have 23 rupees,” Rao added. View this post on Instagram Dazzling away for #GarbaNight in Ahmedabad wore @mmalhotraworld and @dune_london tassel loafers! Styled by @thetyagiakshay Assisted by @mayuri_1192 @arpitajoshii #rajkummarrao #festive #MIC #stylefile #akshaytyagiforstylecell #dazzletassel #MadeInChina A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Oct 6, 2019 at 5:35am PDT Those who have stayed in Mumbai would totally relate to what Rajkummar went through in the initial days of his struggle period. He also shared, “There's a friend of mine - Vinod - who's also an actor and we used to travel for auditions on our bikes. I knew nothing about the presentation - of how to look, what to wear. With the pollution around, we would just get down and clean other's faces with rose water and think that it's the best version of ourselves.” On the work front, Rajkummar is all set to entice his fans with his upcoming movie, Made In China. Are you excited to see the movie? Tell us in the comments below.
  7. Arguably one of the biggest names in the world of football, Lionel Messi has won pretty much everything a player can dream of in the sport. From goal-scoring records to winning coveted trophies, Messi's brilliance on the pitch often leaves other footballers looking mediocre. Over the years, the Argentine has dominated football on the back of his unbelievable skills. And, he is showing no signs of slowing down. At the age of 32, while many footballers begin contemplating their retirement, Messi seems to be aging like fine wine, raking in one award after another. More recently, the Barcelona talisman won the 2018/19 Golden Shoe in a star-studded ceremony at the Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, Spain. A staggering 36 goals last season saw Messi claiming his sixth overall and third consecutive Golden Shoe award. In the process, he became the first ever footballer to win the coveted award a record six times. Adding yet another piece of silverware to his envious trophy cabinet, Messi went on to take a dig at his arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who don't shy away from boasting about their personal feats. © Reuters "I'd rather people talk about me. I know what I am, what I did and what I can give, but I keep it to myself. People can have their say. I don't like to talk about myself, I like to talk about the collective," Messi, who rarely talks about his achievements, was quoted as saying by Marca. Asked if he sees himself evolving over time into a midfielder, Messi said: "I don't know, it depends on how it goes. Now I usually drop myself deeper (on the pitch) to receive and be in contact with the ball and the midfield. I don't know what will happen in the future". "You realise yourself how long you can continue (playing). I'll find out over time. I'll be the first to say, 'I've come this far and I can't do it anymore,' or that I feel good to carry on. Over the years I will find that out," the Argentine responded on how long he can or will continue playing. © Reuters The Barcelona forward was also all praise for Virgil van Dijk and revealed what makes the Liverpool defender difficult to beat. "He is a defender who knows how to judge his timing and wait for the right moment to challenge or jockey [the attacker]. He is very fast and big, but he has a lot of agility for his height. He is fast because of its great stride, and he is impressive both in defence and attack because he scores lots of goals," Messi said. Unlike his rival Ronaldo who has played in the Premier League, La Liga and now Serie A, Messi has spent the entirety of his career to date at Barcelona where he has won numerous trophies and shattered multiple records. Despite having many chances to move elsewhere, Messi has often stressed that he never had any intentions of moving away from Camp Nou. "Everyone looks for their targets and their experiences. I never had the need to leave the best club in the world, that Barcelona are, and where I enjoy training, games and the city. (The city to club dynamic) is very complete and I was always sure about the targets at this club (rather than going to) look for it elsewhere," Messi, showcasing his loyalty to the Spanish giants, said.
  8. 30-year-old Tejinder Singh is a man of ample motivation. There is a sense of confidence in his voice and faith upon himself that he can change the world for the better without a lot of external help. A pharmacist by education and an assistant professor in the Adesh University in Bathinda, Singh took up marathon running after getting inspired by the Bollywood portrayal of Milkha Singh's life in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and started participating in races since October 2015. Having taken part in marathons all over the country, Tejinder considers completing the 200km run between Amritsar and Chandigarh as his greatest achievement till date. What is rather unique about this athlete is that every marathon that has he run in, he has done so while carrying the Indian flag in his hand. Tired on the toxic drug situation of Punjab, Tejinder decided to bring half-marathon to his hometown of Bathinda. He encouraged the youth from not only his town but the entire state to come and become a part of this cause. Now, four years later, around 1,500 people register for run annually. "Our theme is 'run to fight against cancer and drug abuse' and we like to keep it completely away from politics and politicians,” Tejinder tells MensXP. “The only thing we seek help from the government is with the permission to run on the roads, and traffic control from the commissioner,” he adds. “You know when politicians are involved, the marathon becomes more of a political campaign. MPs and MLAs come to the flagoff and then you have to take care of them, they climb on the stage and start giving long speeches and ask for votes from the people present there,” he further adds. A strong believer in maintaining the pristine essence behind Bathinda's half marathon, Singh hopes to keep the purity of the cause intact. Tejinder Singh will be in New Delhi as one of the participants of the 2019 edition of the Airtel Half Marathon and you can watch him run with the Indian tricolour in his hands.
  9. Salman Khan doesn't follow the set patterns of Bollywood's rulebook and you might agree with us on this. He doesn't care if his movies are not given great ratings by the film critics because according to him, it's the box office numbers that validate any film. Salman Khan's latest release 'Bharat', which is an official remake of the South Korean film 'Ode to My Father', has turned out to be a lucky project for the actor. The movie is doing pretty well at the domestic market and is inching close to earning Rs 200 crores. The movie opened to mixed reviews from critics as some called it 'bland' and some termed it the perfect Eid blockbuster. But, none of these ratings affect our superstar, Salman Khan, in fact, he feels “scared” when critics praise his movies. In one of the group interviews, while promoting the movie, Salman said, “My validation comes from the box office collections... that the people have liked or not liked a film. It doesn't make a difference if someone (a critic) has given it so many stars (ratings) or ridiculed the film. It's their bread and butter. God bless them, give them two more (slices of) bread,” Salman said in a group interview. Asked how he feels when the critics give glorious reviews to his films, the actor said he is unable to wrap his head around it. To all the journalists who have interviewed me during #Bharat ... a big thank u to all... — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 12, 2019 He added that he wants the audience to go to the theatres and forget about their life in general when they are watching his movies. Apart from Salman, 'Bharat' also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Nora Fatehi, Sunil Grover and Tabu. The movie chronicles important events that have taken place in the country after Independence. Have you seen 'Bharat'? Let us know in the comments below.
  10. Huawei was cut access to do business with American companies like Google, Qualcomm, Intel and other companies that collaborate with the Chinese company. The ban comes as a part of U.S. President's executive order amidst trade battles between the two countries. Having said that, according to Huawei, the company already has contingency plans in place to deal with the ban and the company's founder Ren Zhengfei has downplayed the impact it will have on the Chinese company. Supporting #Huawei does not necessarily mean you should buy a #Huawei smartphone. My family members use #Apple for a very long long time: Ren Zhengfei, founder of China's Huawei Technologies (Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT) pic.twitter.com/5rcrHJx3KR — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 21, 2019 Speaking to Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, Ren said that “In such a critical moment, I'm grateful to US companies, as they've contributed a lot to Huawei's development and showed their conscientiousness on the matter,” Ren says. “As far as I know, US companies have been making efforts to persuade the US government to let them cooperate with Huawei ... We always need US-developed chipsets, and we can't exclude American products with a narrow mind.” © Reuters On Saturday, Huawei tweeted “Lose-lose, Washington's decision to force U.S. companies to stop doing business with tech giant Huawei creates losers on both sides.” Ren also went on to say that trade restriction would not affect Huawei's 5G rollout and in fact, it would be detrimental for the US as other companies would not be able to catch up with Huawei's technology. "The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength," Ren Zhengfei said, according to the transcripts from the interview. It seems like Huawei will remain unaffected for the time being even though the ban has been lifted temporarily for three months. The US Commerce Department temporarily lifted the ban on American businesses collaborating with Huawei so that software updates can continue on Huawei phones. The three-month lifting of the ban should give Huawei time to at least fight the ban and put forward its case to be removed from the Entity List. The US government currently deems the brand to be a threat to national security due to the government's claim of spying and stealing valuable information from American companies. Google blocked Huawei's access to its Android license on Sunday in compliance with President Trump's Executive order. Other companies like Qualcomm and Intel have also temporarily stopped business with the Chinese company until the ban has been lifted. The loss to Google's Android License means that future Huawei phones will not be able to sell devices running Google's proprietary services such as the Play Store, Youtube and other Google apps. However, Huawei says that the company has already built an alternative OS and is stockpiling hardware to tackle the current issue at hand. Source: Global Times
  11. Any Marvel fan would agree that end-credit scenes are an integral part of Marvel Cinematic Universe. For over 10 years, we've all sat through really, really long credits, just to get a few seconds of something more. Yes, they have been very important ever since Nick Fury showed up at the end of 'Iron Man' to talk to Tony Stark about the Avengers initiative. Since then, end-credit scenes have been instrumental in connecting 21 movies with each other and building an entire cinematic universe, that even Bollywood is trying to copy now. While not a single true fan would mind sitting for 15 minutes extra, this time we might not have to since it's being reported that 'Avengers: Endgame' will not have any end-credit scene. But tbh, I'm still not getting up from my seat until and unless all the credits are over because I don't trust the internet and of course, Marvel. I was actually a little disappointed after hearing this news at first because well, there won't be an iconic scene like the Earth's mightiest superheroes eating shawarmas after a big fight, but if you think about it, it actually makes sense. We've been calling this movie the end of an era for the longest time and giving the audience a scene about what's next doesn't really fit in well with that. Obviously, as the name suggests, this is the end, the culmination of 21 movies and it is all about finality. This is probably the last time we'll see everyone together and with the end of phase 3 of MCU, an end-credit scene would not really add to the movie in any way. Moreover, 'Endgame' will not just conclude the 'Infinity saga' but will also tie up the loose ends of each and every MCU movie that came before. It's basically like one big story coming to an end and that's why end-credits were crucial as a way to connect it all so effortlessly, but 'Endgame' doesn't have any need for it. So, as much as I have enjoyed all the end-credit scenes, it is perfectly okay for the Russo Brothers to give it a pass this time, because we already know the movie will be incredible in itself and we won't really need to look forward to what's next for some time.
  12. 'Games of Thrones' is literally everywhere now. It's everywhere on social media, it's taken over our YouTube sub boxes and it's all over the news portals too. It's clearly a great time to be 'Game of Thrones' fan. But what about those people who don't really care about the show? What if you don't care who gets killed and who sits on the Iron Throne? Yes, it's totally cool to be someone who doesn't care about 'Game of Thrones'. So, what to do when it's the only show everyone seems to be talking about and you want to watch something different? Well, don't worry! We've got you covered. Here are five other shows you can watch if you don't care about 'Game of Thrones' - 1. Vikings © History Channel 'Vikings' is a great show to watch if you don't really like 'Game of Thrones', but want to watch something with conquests and sword fights. The plot of 'Vikings' isn't as complicated to understand as, say, 'Game of Thrones', but there's still a lot to look forward to. It tells the tale of a Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok on his journey to becoming a Scandinavian king. The story is set in a medieval era, and the show does a phenomenal job of representing it with costumes and sets. Also, the cast has done a commendable job and the character development is on point too. Where to watch: Netflix 2. Outlander © Netflix 'Outlander' is yet another period drama, which should definitely be on your watch list. It's based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, and it follows a World War II nurse who finds a portal (yes, a portal to travel in time) to 1743 Scotland. It's a show which combines historic action and drama with some interesting tidbits of time travel. Unlike the 'Game of Thrones' series, the books are a quick read, which makes this show all the more interesting. If you end up missing something on the show or you feel like getting a better understanding of the things happening on the show, then it's very easy to catch up. Where to watch: Netflix 3. Westworld © HBO 'Westworld', when it came out back in 2016, was one of the most-discussed shows. Literally, it was everywhere. In case you don't know, it's a sci-fi series set in a futuristic theme park where celebrities and wealthy people show up to bring their wild west fantasies to life. We're two seasons in, and the show just keeps on getting more interesting. Guess what? It looks like it's only going to get crazier from here since it looks the life-like host robots are up to something. The show is due for the third season, but it's not coming anytime soon. So, you still have a lot of time to catch up. Where to watch: Hotstar 4. The 100 © Netflix What do 'Game of Thrones' and 'The 100' have in common? They both are shows in which no one is safe. So, if you're planning on watching this show, then make sure that you don't get attached to any of the characters. That, however, is the fun part. 'The 100' is based on the Kass Morgan young adult series, but it's no longer following the original storyline and has now become a thing of its own. The show is about a nuclear apocalypse, where the remaining bunch of people are living in a space station. When the station's life support starts showing the signs of failure, they send 100 young prisoners to determine alternate safe shelters. Where to watch: Netflix 5. Frontier © Netflix Honestly, you can watch this show just for Jason Momoa. As Khal Drogo, he got killed off fairly quickly in 'Game of Thrones' and you can get your Khal Drogo fix from this show. 'Frontier' is essentially a show about the 18th-century North American fur trade, where the protagonist takes on Hudson's Bay Company. Where to watch: Netflix
  13. “Oh, did you watch MS Dhoni enter the field last night to challenge the umpires?” “Oh! Oh! Ashwin 'mankaded' Ben Stokes and now, his English teammate, James Anderson shredded Ashwin's photo! OMG!” “Sunil Narine had evil plans to 'mankad' Virat Kohli but our hero was too smart for him.” C'mon @circleofcricket, that was such a cheap idea 4 likes 'n cmmnts. Change ur handle name 2 KillerOfCricket. NO #SunilNarine didn't try 4 a mankad. It was @imVkohli over reacting 'n being dramatic on d field 4 that. Love that some Narine give back to Kohlið#IPL @IPL #KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/wL5QTuYl57 — Shan Kamarudheen (@ShanKamarudheen) April 19, 2019 *Sigh* With the kind of drama and plot twists the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League is producing, we might as well start calling the daily matches “episodes” of a cringey but superhit Indian soap opera that literally millions of people watch on a regular basis. Along with all the lights, the music, the dancing, leagues like these are most definitely making the sport a lot more exciting and with the T20 format taking over the world life wildfire, cricket has never been more popular amongst the younger generations. But, maybe that's not enough. They want people to talk about controversies and rowdy behaviour by the players and disrespecting the officials like highschool bullies. I was alive when I saw Dhoni angry. #RRvCSK pic.twitter.com/ZCawlEqqKA — Akash Jain (@akash207) April 11, 2019 The battles of “he said, she said” do not help either. Well respected men of cricket, people like Harsha Bhogle and Shane Warne are fighting on Twitter over something like Ashwin's 'mankading' just to add a tinch of masala to the piping hot mess this season is turning out to be. Harsha you are missing the point completely & I'm disappointed in you as you always push the spirit of the game - now you condone this behaviour ? Ashwin's actions were simply disgraceful, and I hope the BCCI doesn't condone this sort of behaviour in the #IPL ! #spiritofthegame https://t.co/BsIKDBN51X — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 The point is that IPL is famous, yes. Cricketing fans from all over the world are glued to their smartphones and televisions to watch the four-hour-long matches on weekdays and double the amount on the weekends. The viewership and continued to grow through the years thanks to channels like Star Sports 1 Tamil and Jalsha Movies providing match commentary in the regional languages and the male-female contribution in the exponentially growing views has remained consistent, according to a report shared by the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India. In other words, business is good and that should be enough, right? So, what is the need to add such controversies and disputes to the sport?
  14. Theories may come and theories may go, but this one goes on forever. Ever since 'Avengers: Infinity War' came out last year, all Marvel fans have spent all their time watching and rewatching everything from Marvel, trying to find out clues and form theories for 'Avengers: Endgame'. Some seem spot on, some are too big to reach, and then some theories are so ridiculous, they become so iconic they even reach back to the cast and the directors. If 'Ant-Man going up Thanos' ass and expanding' didn't immediately come to your mind, I'm sorry but you're not a true Marvel fan. This is the theory that has formed a life of its own and has probably haunted Paul Rudd, and Josh Brolin, of course, for months. The theory is so simple yet so complicated, so ridiculous but ridiculous enough to actually work. And, we're not the only ones advocating for Ant-Man to go inside Thanos; turns out, even Robert Downey Jr is a fan. While doing press for the biggest Marvel movie yet, two of the OG Avengers - Jeremy Renner and RDJ - talked about all the crazy fan theories. Jeremy kept it professional and said, “I just love the creativity that comes from theories. They're hilarious, they're pretty crazy… but it means people are invested in the stories.” RDJ, on the other hand, was just being, well, RDJ. He would obviously bring up the viral theory. He said, “My favorite [fan theory] is Ant-Man goes up Thanos' butt and then makes himself big. And that's exactly what happens.” Robert Downey Jr talks about his favorite #AvengersEndgame theories... ð ð pic.twitter.com/BExlNXFUjM — EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) April 15, 2019 Well, the Russo Brothers were already on board with this theory and now that they have RDJ's support, it can only mean one thing - Thanos better watch his back...and his butt. I wish I could say this was photoshopped but the Russo brothers really did that pic.twitter.com/U7zW1fYznN — mila â¡ (@voiidmarvel) March 29, 2019 Paul Rudd right now, probably!
  15. Donald Trump and Tim Cook have been making headlines all day today for a hilarious reason. During a conference at the White House, the US President accidentally referred to Apple's CEO as 'Tim Apple', instead or Mr. Tim Cook. ... here's the president of the united states calling tim cook, ceo of apple, "tim apple." pic.twitter.com/RTc45RFm5e — fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) March 6, 2019 Goes without saying that it soon became a meme and social media is having a field day joking about it. Calling Tim Cook Tim Apple to his face is my version of the American dream. I want to look Bill Gates in the eye and call him Jim Microsoft. — Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) March 7, 2019 "Please, Tim Apple is my work name. Call me Mr. iPhone." https://t.co/8xcbH8p9cy — Travon Free (@Travon) March 7, 2019 Some people tried to illustrate it with cool pictures and graphic imagery and the result was...well. Tim Apple with President Orange ðð pic.twitter.com/1cI1QkA0an — suppelsa (@suppeIsa) March 7, 2019 Tim Apple on the streets... Red Delicious in the sheets. pic.twitter.com/KieaY1RuOa — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 6, 2019 The legend of Timmy Apple Phone. #timapple pic.twitter.com/HvxpHwu12s — No Name (@ohheh) March 6, 2019 Low key, most people actually loved this new name! Ok but to be honest, #TimApple is probably how I would have saved his name in my phone. — Linz DeFranco (@LinzDeFranco) March 7, 2019 Someone changed Tim Cook's name to “Timothy Donald Apple” and these are the moments in which I love the internet. #TimApple pic.twitter.com/LtEsatpSyg — AndyLincoln's Finger (@Lincolns_Finger) March 7, 2019 Okay, we give full marks to Salman Bhai for this. Salman Khan did it before it was cool. #TimApple pic.twitter.com/KgtzQ9uvyf — MVelhal (@MVelhal) March 7, 2019 People were quick to make a full virtual team of all CEO's with their company name as their surname, which is hilarious. #timapple This should be a good predication for Trump aye? pic.twitter.com/UaI6oyDS0S — Krithiga Narayanan (@Krithiganarayan) March 7, 2019 New Trump-Name Generator: Your Trump-name is your first name + occupation / company. Go! #TimApple pic.twitter.com/CWGsWSwvsV — IG: @TheOriginalCult ð¥ (@OriginalCult_) March 7, 2019 Well, looks like he had too much of 'covfefe' this morning!
  16. It feels like cricketer-turned-sledger Virender Sehwag has taken over the job of rubbing every loss Team Australia incurs in their faces. What started out as a skit based on the 'Babysitter banter' between the Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Aussie Test Captain Tim Paine during India's tour Down Under, converted into a full-fledged promo for the ongoing T20I and ODI series going on between the two cricketing titans. Acting as the babysitter to infants who enter the dressing room wearing the Australian kit, Sehwag challenged Aaron Finch and team in the most unique manner. 'We will babysit every single member of the Australian cricket team', said the former opener. The promo was on point, it was hilarious and garnered a lot of attention on social media. There was just a slight problem with it. Expecting to continue with the winning streak after India destroyed the Aussies on their soil a month ago, India went head to head with them in the two-match T20I series and were absolutely dominated in both bowling and batting during the same. Cricketing legend Matthew Hayden had warned the Men in Blue to not take his side lightly and calmly reminded Sehwag (and the rest of the world) that they were the reigning World Champions. #BeWarned Never take Aussie's for a joke Viru Boy @virendersehwag @StarSportsIndia Just remember who's baby sitting the #WorldCup trophy https://t.co/yRUtJVu3XJ — Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 11, 2019 However, we underestimated them and faced the harsh consequences. This led to another Sehwag promo in which he literally begged to presumably Virat Kohli's men to make a comeback during the five-match ODI series. Thankfully, the Indian cricket team as a whole found their form and have won both the ODIs (although not too comfortably) thanks to the heroic 141-run partnership shared between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav in the first and Virat Kohli's 116-runs innings in the second. As expected, Sehwag is back at it, talking about the brilliance of the Indian batting order during the last two games in a new promo. “He's asking me how to dismiss the Indian batsmen,” a visibly happy Sehwag says while holding a baby Aussie. “Oye! Why should I tell you?” The thing is, a pattern has occurred between these promos (that are hilarious, by the way) and the winning and losing of Team India. Every time Viru has called out the Aussies, they have replied with a great performance and Kohli's guys have lost. We just hope that Sehwag has not jinxed the winning streak and that the pattern breaks this time as Team India (leading 2-0) will be playing to win the ODI series, during the third match in Ranchi.
  17. 2018 was a tough year for West Indies batsman and former skipper Chris Gayle, especially when it came to becoming a part of his national team to represent his country in international matches and tournaments. Bad form, injuries and controversies infested the cricketer's career to the point that he wanted to say goodbye to the sport for good back then. What made him stay in touch with the athlete in himself were the league-level tournaments that are now being hosted by most of the top cricketing nations after the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, you name it and Gayle was there. However, 2019 brought the hitter some good fortune as the selectors decided to give him one more chance with the ODI series against the visiting England cricket team and another opportunity was all the self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss' was looking for. Playing on a superhuman level Gayle has scored 135, 50 and 162 runs in the first, second and fourth ODI matches against the Englishmen, not only becoming the first person in the history of international cricket to hit more than 500 sixes but also only the second West Indies cricketer to have more than 10,000 runs. What a record! ð³300 sixes and 10,000 ODI runs for the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle! ð´ð´ó §ó ¢ó ¥ó ®ó §ó ¿#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame #ChrisGayle #GayleForce pic.twitter.com/aM3nDeduSa — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 27, 2019 Even though Eoin Morgan's side is turning out to be way too much of a competition for the Windies, Gayle on his own, is reaching for the stars with his new-found form. Having publicly announced his decision to seek retirement after the ICC World Cup 2019, Gayle is now having second thoughts about his farewell. Overruling their own decision to part ways with the game they love isn't something new as players like Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi (obviously) have also done so in the past. And clearly, for somebody with Gayle's need to stay in the limelight, the thought of retirement has to be short-lived. "I just have to work on the body, and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle. Things change quickly,” Gayle said after losing a nail-biting fourth ODI against England. “Hopefully, the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens. What's the matter with the body? I'm nearly 40. But could I un-retire? We'll see. We'll take it slowly." Never change, Universe Boss.
  18. MWC saw quite a few interesting and weird smartphones, however, the show was stolen by all the foldable smartphones that were announced. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event, followed by a more practical foldable smartphone by Huawei called the 'Mate X'. As of now, foldable smartphones have been teased by various companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, LG, Motorola and others. Apple has considered making a foldable smartphone in the past and has also filed a patent that covers “Flexible Display Devices”, however, we have not seen anything from the Cupertino giant as of now. Even though Apple may just be the only manufacturer that has not flirted with a foldable prototype, it didn't stop Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak from wanting one. © LetsGoDigital Speaking to Bloomberg, Wozniak said that he really wants to get his hands on a foldable iPhone and wants Apple to be a leader in this segment of smartphones. “Apple has been a leader for quite a long time in a few areas such as Touch ID, (Face ID) and easy payment with the phone,” Wozniak said during the Bloomberg interview. “They're not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone.” Apple is known to have surprises up its sleeve and we cannot be sure whether the company is already working on a foldable smartphone. Even though the Mate X and Galaxy Fold have been announced, the two smartphones are not yet ready for consumers. It's still quite expensive and is in the initial stage of development. Apple, on the other hand, is known to launch devices that just work and it may be too soon for the company to unveil its own foldable device. © LetsGoDigital Even if Apple does make a foldable iPhone, there's a good chance it may look like the image above. It's a render based on the patent filed by Apple and developed by LetsGoDigital. Do you want a foldable iPhone in the near future? Let us know in the comments. Source: Bloomberg
  19. If you have a beer belly bulge that you're not very proud of, then you've come to the right place. The annoying commute of everyday life might leave you with no time to work out and take care of yourself. This means you might end up with racoon eyes and a particular bulge that you're not very proud of. While long term solutions might range from taking care of yourself, your skin and adopting a healthy work out sesh, the short term solution is simple, which is to dress in a way that completely hides the bulge. Here's how you can do that. 1. The Posture Matters © livestrong Firstly, before we start telling you what to wear and what to avoid, you need to get your body posture right because that greatly impacts the visibility of your bulges. So nix crouching and slouching like a couch potato and start sitting up straight and standing upright. 2. Nix Tight Fitted Clothes © manhoodtv If you've gained weight recently, it possibly also means you've outgrown your current size that you wear in clothes which means you should nix wearing tight fitted clothing. It's time to get your sizes right and wear the right size that helps hide the belly. So avoid wearing those tight tees that highlight your belly or tees and that lift from the back when you sit or bend and display your handles. It's really that simple. 3. Nix Extremely Loose-Fitted Clothes Also © Getty images At the same time, you don't want to wear extremely loose fitted clothes also. These can be counterproductive in the sense that they exaggerate body fat instead of hiding it. It's very important to get measured and stick to your size. 4. Stop Believing In Myths About Belly Fat © Getty images You can pull off anything as long as it suits your body. It's a myth that light colours won't suit you. If you get the right size of these colours and combine it with a fitted counterpart, they will definitely work. For example, a light blue shirt would work for you if you pair fitted trousers with it. However, if either of the sizes is off, the pair can be counterproductive. 5. Always Choose Mid-Rise © Getty images When buying trousers, choose mid-rise that fits well around your navel. This will attempt to conceal your belly fat by pressing it in. 6. Layering Helps © Getty images You must've heard this one before but layering is a really good technique to conceal belly fat. So, a shirt over a t-shirt or a scarf in the Summer work great. In the Winter, choose shrugs, jackets, long coats that streamline your figure and conceal the fat.
  20. Samsung has officially unveiled that Galaxy S10 in which there's also a 5G model for the upcoming services that will be rolled out in the U.S. soon. As 5G becomes more readily available, we will see more smartphones with new wireless tech including in phones from OnePlus and other manufacturers. © YouTube However, this is not enough for the U.S. President Donald Trump as he urged wireless carriers to deploy G and "6G" networks "as soon as possible,” What President Trump forgot to check was that 6G tech does not exist at the moment. "I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible," Trump wrote on Twitter this morning. "It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on......... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019 In a second tweet, Trump said that 5G and 6G are "so obviously the future.” 5G is being rolled out sooner than expected and users on a 5G network can download an episode of Game of Thrones in minutes. 5G will also enable users to stream games from the cloud on their devices without any lag. 5G will also let users communicate with each other via 4K video. © BCCL Trump's tweet comes after concerns that Chinese companies like Huawei are ahead of US companies at developing 5G tech. However, Trump's demand for 6G technology is quite baffling as 6G doesn't even exist as a concept, not even in theory. 6G wireless technology, if it even exists, is years away from being implemented in real life. However, Trump's tweet me just be a subtle push for US companies to get a head start on 6G tech.
  21. Innovation doesn't come easy and Samsung managed to pull off a working foldable smartphone and calls its the “Galaxy Fold.” It's a phone that can fold and can be bought for a lot of money. There's no doubt that the Galaxy Fold is an engineering marvel; however, it has one very obvious caveat. The Galaxy Fold may look different from anything you've ever seen, but it's too damn thick when folded. © Samsung The device itself has a screen size of 4.6-inches when folded and turns into a 7.3-inch display when unfolded and becomes a tablet. It's probably the most refined foldable smartphone we've seen yet. The one feature that sets the Galaxy Fold apart from others is its app continuity feature. Currently, it works with YouTube, WhatsApp, Google Maps, YouTube, Netflix and Facebook. © Samsung On one hand, the Galaxy Fold is a device that lets you fit something in your pocket that is as big as a tablet. On the other hand, the Galaxy Fold is way too thick for it to sit comfortably in your pocket. Reports suggest that the Galaxy Fold is 17mm thick when folded and 6.9mm thick when unfolded. To put things into perspective, the Galaxy Fold is as thick as the Nintendo Switch and it is certainly not practical to fit something that thick in your pocket. On the brighter side, the Galaxy Fold does come with impressive specifications that makes it one of the most powerful and expensive smartphones yet. The Galaxy Fold comes with 12 GB of RAM and batteries on each side of the foldable phone. It has six cameras, i.e. three on the back, one on the front and two inside. © Samsung The rear cameras are a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. On the inside, the two cameras are a 10-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel depth camera. As for the front-facing camera, the Galaxy Fold has a single 10-megapixel selfie camera. Even though the Galaxy Fold is probably the most exciting thing made by Samsung yet, it's sheer thickness can be problematic for users who want a practical device. The Galaxy Fold also costs $ 1980 (Approx Rs 1,40,670) which is a fair price for something that's innovative. Whether folding phones will be a thing of the future remains to be seen. Maybe, future iterations will be thinner and more affordable.
  22. There isn't much that hasn't been said about the greatness of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a player. He is one of the greatest batsman, knows how to win games for his country, is the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team and probably has the best reflexes as a wicket-keeper too! But MS Dhoni, in person, is equally phenomenal. From running a charity for the betterment of the financially backward students to showing his support to the Indian Army by holding friendly matches, the proceedings from which contribute to the better conditions of the 'jawans' at border, Dhoni has checked all the boxes for the prerequisites of being India's favourite son. Patriotism for the former captain is deep ingested in his heart. Prided with the position of Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, Dhoni had once said: Once my cricket career is over, I would definitely like to serve in the army”. The love for his country seems to be guiding every action of the cricketing star as on Sunday, during the third and final T20I match between India and New Zealand at Hamilton, Dhoni's (almost) reflexive actions prevented the Indian tricolour from staying on the floor. Fan gives flag to Dhoni...!! pic.twitter.com/yxlNzXcsZ4 — Videos Shots (@videos_shots) February 10, 2019 Watch as one of Dhoni's millions of fans was able to rush past the security and onto the field just so he could fall on his idol's feet in love and respect. The fan happened to have a small Indian flag with him which Dhoni instantly picked up as the fan dove to the cricketer's feet, preventing the disrespect it would have meant. What's more is that while other sportspersons get finicky about fans running towards when with an object (which is totally understandable), Dhoni greeted the fan in white properly before he ran away clearly overflowing with joy as the security guard followed him in pursuit. Used to praising MSD for something or the other almost every single day, people once again took to Twitter, this time, to commend Dhoni's patriotic gesture: Dhoni never keep Flag on his helmet as he had to put it down for sometimes sums up this â£ðð»!! Massive Massive respect for this legend!!@msdhoni #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/7wD16hYthE — MSD ð (@Vidyadhar_R) February 10, 2019 A Fan Breached Security To Touch MSD's feet at New Zealand . And Fan dropped INDIAN flag on Ground ð®ð³ . MSDhoni Picked the flag 1st #INDvNZ #Dhoni #Dhoni300 @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/vqvbjcayHE — ð®ð³ Sudhanshu Pandey ð®ð³ (@SudhanshuSK14) February 10, 2019 Thala #Dhoni da...ðð@msdhoni Respect Our National Flag.....ðð #INDvsNZt20 #IndVsNZ pic.twitter.com/vHVLG6FWyX — X-Men™ð­ (@itz_xWoLveriNe) February 10, 2019 MS Dhoni takes away the National Flag from a fan when he tries to touch his feet ð®ð³PATRIOTISM AT IT'S BEST pic.twitter.com/Rov9v8RfrA — Arvind Bishnoi (@Arvbishnoi29) February 10, 2019 He picked up the flag first. Huge huge Mr. Dhoni. @msdhoni https://t.co/ibFla4cY5z — 10 Bamboos (@Baba_Gyancho) February 10, 2019 MS Dhoni prevents Indian flag from touching the ground after a fan touches his feet in Hamilton#IndvsNz pic.twitter.com/9m652zpoVI — Sreejith p (@Sreejithp_SP) February 10, 2019
  23. They say falling in love with someone, at first sight, is something you only watch in the movies. It never comes to life anymore. I agree it's hard to compare falling in love with someone at first sight to knowing someone for years and then falling in love with them. But love, at first sight, does exist and in reality, it's one of the strongest bonds that barely deters in spirit. (c)Instagram Today's generation is a little sticky with this phenomena though. That's also because a lot of people don't know that the real concept of 'love at first sight' came from our forefathers and ancestors when love was a lot simpler and malleable. Relationships survived without the advent of the 'next right swipe'. (c)Instagram But nowadays, men and women alike, need the clarity to adopt love as a feature in their lives, to pursue one another to look for happiness. No one trusts love anymore, everyone is either rooting for 'the perfect match, after 20 swipes' or looking for 'the one'. Gone are the days, when you'd just meet someone and you know, they're the one for you. Well, not entirely gone though. Meet Ankita and Amish, the only real-time couple we've come across in a long time who've survived beautifully for six years after they fell in love with each other at first sight! I fell in love with her in one night flat- Amish (c)Instagram And that was that we're guessing. All it took for Amish was to spend a few hours with Ankita and be absolutely head over heels in love with her. And she with him. Amish and Ankita first met at a karaoke bar, where Ankita, much to her dislike, was setting her friend up with Amish, but little did she know, Amish already had his eyes set upon her and the rest of the night was just the two of them getting along like a house on fire. Although after her friend's insistence, Ankita decided to approach Amish to pursue him for her friend, instead she found what she was looking for, all along, right at that moment, right there and then. (c)Instagram We found love in a hopeless place, where the world was a drunken mess and looking to have a good time. It was almost like a weekly Wednesday meet up for subscribers of hedonism where winning mating game and detachment ruled the roost. And there he stood with his thick black glasses bobbing his head to a song. That night I realised I had found my co-conspirator, the worshipper of mush and cheese, the love for greasy food, wanderlust, believing the world was made of marsh-mellows and buttercream. He was my kind of boy - Ankita (c)Instagram That's how love swings, or is supposed to, isn't it? It doesn't wait, it never recedes at the perfect moment and it lets you know you can't control it. Falling in love, at first sight, is actually a long lost scientific battle. There is a science involved in every realm of it and while the chemicals balance in your brain, you keep falling deeper in that feeling. It's true, while you are falling in love, your brain is creating dopamine and serotonin, and the composition is a real rush. (c)Instagram But inadequately so, most young people today have learnt to consciously alter that immediate response by judging their own reaction while rejecting the other person's. It tough to let your feelings flow, when you're constantly rushed by numerous 'options' at hand, not giving yourself a chance to experience the purity of that rush. There's Incredible Strength In Just Getting To Know Someone From Scratch We sat across the table, ordered for wontons and beers. Dipped one in the hot sauce, took a bite like it meant life, made disgusting sounds, panted with a chilly breath and washed it down with pints of beers. It was almost like Wonton chomp, chilly pant, glug, hysterical laughter, awkward silence, butterflies and then repeat. I even chose a yellow muffler over a purple jacket for my date, not the quintessential LBD. I was my messy best but Amish always felt like home to me, so it was very real there was no need to pretend - Ankita (c)Instagram Their first date was somewhat like that. Their dynamic was built on the nuance of barely knowing each other. They'd just happen to meet at a bar and they started talking, so there was a lot to find out. But that's the best part about falling in love with someone instantaneously, isn't it? You want to know every little aspect of their existence till it fills your subconscious to the brim. Post their little encounter at the bar, the two spent a good amount of time together to find out who they really were and what made them fall in love, in the first place. (c)Instagram She's incredible. The human being she is, the power to give, the power to love beyond self-love, the power to stand against the tide or a cyclone or both, the warrior she is- Wonder Woman's got nothing on her, her innocence, her morality, her feminism. I am proud that a being like this exists in this humanity-is-secondary world - Amish Amish and Ankita finally tied the knot 3 years ago and because both met as total strangers in love, they started imbibing the best qualities from one another, just to be comfortable around each other. The likes of respect, equality, understanding, faith and trust was an autopilot derivative of that. Amish graceful took her last name after marriage because he realised love shouldn't succumb to your identity as unequal's, rather it should stand out in true equality and unity of one's mind, body and soul. (c)Instagram Amish believes in equality, I dig that about him. It's a simple virtue but easier said than done. When we got married he decided to take my sir name and said- 'why should you have all the fun and celebrate me, I want to celebrate you too - Ankita Relationships based on 'Love at first sight' are long-lasting. That's because they create an illusion of positivity in your head about accepting each other, through a myriad of reasons and making it works against all odds while starting from scratch. And every time Amish and Ankita talk about how they first met and fell in love instantly, their connection certainly deepens in time. (c)Instagram So, if you're looking for a love that's fulfilling and deep, keep your mind and soul open, you never know who you might meet and spend the rest of your life with, at that very moment! I have learnt to be a more aware and honest human being, who can accept his weaknesses, weigh his insecurities and be proud of his strengths. But the most important thing it has taught me that the fairy-tale ideal kinda love does exist but for it to prosper, you work on it selflessly every day - Amish
  24. Opens Instagram Sees a picture of a guy with a six-pack abs The bio reads Fitness Influencer/Lifetime Natural Checks posts All ab shots Closes Instagram and feels bad about self. How often have you found yourself doing this? See, going on a diet to get abs is not a bad thing at all. Losing fat generally is healthy for you and putting in the work to get lean is rewarding. But there is a difference between lean and shredded. Let me break it down for you: . Lean and athletic - 8 to 14% body fat . Shredded - Below 8% body fat The problem is that there are these enhanced and drugged bodybuilders who keep posting pictures of themselves looking shredded with rock-hard abs all year round, making you feel bad about yourself, even when you are lean. You are in a constant battle against yourself to stay shredded all year round like them. If you are building a physique without using any drugs for assistance (aka anabolic steroids), here are five reasons why trying to be shredded year round is plain stupid: © Pinterest 1. Your Testosterone Levels Will Take A Hit Dieting to a very low body fat percentage impacts your testosterone levels. Your hormones dip. It will impact your recovery, mood, and sexual health negatively. The reason guys on anabolics do not face this problem is them taking the hormones externally. They inject testosterone in supra-physiological doses on a weekly basis. Natural testosterone levels do not mean shit to them. 2. Constant Hunger Low body-fat means your hunger and satiety hormones are at a whack. Your leptin or satiety hormone is at an all-time low and your ghrelin or hunger hormone is at an all-time high. You are in a constant bad mood and cranky all the time. People around you do not like this side of you as well. 3. Too Restricted You will have to micro-manage every single meal that goes into your body to stay shredded. You will have to count every macro, weigh every food item, completely cut out every delicious food from your diet to be shredded. After a point, this becomes super stressful. You cannot focus on other things in life. You will be food obsessed. 4. Cannot Make Gains To gain muscle, you need to be in a calorie surplus and gain weight slow and steady. You will gain body fat. To be shredded and maintain your abs, you will need to be in a constant caloric deficit or at best, at your maintenance calories. As you see, these are two sides of a coin. You cannot have both. It is one or the other. Again, enhanced guys get bigger taking steroids is the hormones injected externally. © Pinterest 5. Body Image Issues A lot of well-known bodybuilders and fitness models have come out and spoken about this. Once you see your body look a certain way and you always desire to look that way, the obsession takes an ugly turn. A lot of athletes have admitted to being in a state of depression due to this. Attempting to stay shredded all year round is not just harmful to your physical health but also your mental health. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  25. Smartphone makers have been trying really hard to distinguish themselves from the rest and often leave aside practicality. Last year, we witnessed OPPO and Vivo's short stints with sliding camera modules, forceful addition of the notch, and even devices with a display on the back. A prime question that they often forget is, do we really need this? Meizu has decided to take this a notch further with the Meizu Zero. It is the world's first phone with no holes. That's right, the company has stripped everything down and created a near-perfect enclosed phone. To start with, it has no charging port and you'll have to completely rely on wireless charging. Secondly, there's no SIM tray and you'll have to use the built-in eSIM technology to get cellular services. © Meizu Lastly, it doesn't have a headphone jack. We've got used to this removal and while there are many good alternatives available to solve this issue, not having a charging port sounds monstrous. Yes, wireless is definitely the future, but forcefully pushing it forward now isn't rational. In Meizu's defence though, they've managed to equip the phone with 18W wireless charging, which is really fast. This would surpass Apple's 7.5W and Samsung's 9W wireless charging speeds by a huge margin. © Meizu The traditional speakers have also been removed and replaced by Meizu's "mSound 2.0 In-screen Sound Technology" that allows the display to behave as a speaker. The phone also skips the notch or a punch-hole camera. On the front is a 6-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner and the glass curves towards the edges. It runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor along with LPDDR4X RAM. For the cameras, there's a pair of Sony's IMX380 + IMX350 dual camera setup while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie camera. © Meizu Considering it's a hole-less phone, it gets IP68 water and dust resistance and there are no physical buttons. Meizu is using a haptic feedback system to offer virtual buttons on the side to turn the phone on and off and to adjust the volume. While I've been critical about the use of such a phone, these devices aren't meant to be hot sellers. In fact, the Meizu Zero comes close to a concept phone that depicts how gadgets will evolve over the coming years. The concept is way ahead of its time and just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should do it.
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